An Introduction to Classical and Contemporary Social Theory: A Critical Perspective

An Introduction to Classical and Contemporary Social Theory: A Critical Perspective

By: Professor Berch Berberoglu (author)Hardback

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This book provides a much needed critical perspective for an analysis of the works of some of the major classical and contemporary social theorists of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Designed to stimulate interest in the beginning sociology student to examine the critical issues raised by these theorists, the book is intended as a supplemental text in introductory sociology and social theory courses to further familiarize students with the works of some of the most prominent social theorists of our time.

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Berch Berberoglu is foundation professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he has been teaching and conducting research for the past twenty-eight years. Dr. Berberoglu has authored and edited twenty-two books and many articles in numerous scholarly journals. His recent books include Class Structure and Social Transformation (Praeger), The National Question: Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, and Self-Determination in the 20th Century (Temple University Press), Turmoil in the Middle East: Imperialism, War, and Political Instability (State University of New York Press), Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization (Rowman and Littlefield), Globalization of Capital and the Nation State (Rowman and Littlefield) and Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict (Rowman and Littlefield).


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 I. Classical Social Theory Chapter 3 1. Marx and Engels on Social Class and Class Struggle Chapter 4 2. Durkheim on Society and Social Order Chapter 5 3. Weber on Bureaucracy, Power and Social Status Chapter 6 4. Pareto, Mosca, and Michels on Elites and Masses Chapter 7 5. Cooley and Mead on Human Nature and Society Chapter 8 6. Freud on the Development of Society and Civilization Chapter 9 7. Gramsci and Lenin on Ideology, the State, and Revolution Chapter 10 8. Kollantai on Class, Gender, and Patriarchy Chapter 11 9. Du Bois and Frazier on Race, Class, and Social Emancipation Chapter 12 II. Contemporary Social Thoery Chapter 13 10. Parsons, Merton, and Functionalist Theory Chapter 14 11. Homans on Social Exchange Chapter 15 12. Mills on the Power Elite Chapter 16 13. Domhoff on the Power Structure and the Governing Class Chapter 17 14. Althusser, Poulantzas, and Miliband on Politics and the State Chapter 18 15. Trimberger, Block, and Skocpol and Neo-Weberian Theorizing Chapter 19 16. Goffman and Garfinkel on Dramaturgy, Ethnomethodology, and Everyday Life Chapter 20 17. Wilson and Willie on Race, Class, and Poverty Chapter 21 18. Wallerstein and World Systems Theory Chapter 22 19. Therborn and Szymanski on Contemporary Marxist Theory Chapter 23 20. Harvey and Callinicos on Postmodernism and Its Critique Chapter 24 Conclusion

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  • publication date: 01/01/1998
  • ISBN13: 9781882289561
  • Format: Hardback
  • ID: 9781882289561
  • weight: 472
  • ISBN10: 1882289560

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